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Time to be selfish!

NHS hasn't treated cancer patients very well We are wonderful! We stood back, accepted canceled appointments, and didn't made a fuss.  Now, it's payback time. Time to check up on what appointments we've missed, chase up referrals and get back on our treatment track....

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NHS wasting our money

Here we go again NHS England is to overhaul the way MRI, CT and other diagnostic services are delivered  ‘They announce One stop shops to be set up away from hospitals, "so that patients can receive life-saving checks close to their homes". NHE envisage Centres set up...

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Is Ministry of Silly Walks now running NHS

NHS plans to 'improve ' A & E  Did Dominic Cummings call in John Cleese to advise him on New Deal, the lastest plan to regurgitation old ideas to supposedly paper over cracks in NHS? Dunno - but some bright spark has come up with a super wheeze - next time we have...

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What your doctor’s letter says

  Doctors told to 'ditch Latin and use English' Ever scratch your head trying to understand letters you receive from hospital? Even more of a mystery today, now that it's difficult to talk to your GP Well, here is an extract from my personal 'doctor's dictionary,...

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Boris please stop and take stock

Slow Down! Your call to 'Build  build  build' is about to destroy our precious Green Belt' - and your Talking heads' shows just confuse me. This is not a happy post-Covid legacy and I wish you would stop! You appear at press conferences looking like a disheveled,...

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Open letter to Matt Hancock

Open letter to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Dear Mr. Hancock, This bemused old age pensioner understands you want to be known as "the Minister who made the NHS go digital".  But, has it escaped your notice that this technology often goes wrong?  And...

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Open letter to Matt Hancock

Open letter to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Dear Mr. Hancock, This bemused old age pensioner understands you want to be known as "the Minister who made the NHS go digital".  But, has it escaped your notice that this technology often goes wrong?  And...

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NHS still hasn’t got it when going digital

Will Gran want to use mobile Apps, etc?   Before the older generation gets the Grandkids to give them IT lessons, perhaps some bright spark might think through how anyone is going to receive the 'new' Digital-friendly info from NHS, if they are blind,...

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Gum up the works and get your point across

The BBC is chasing Pensioners Like the NHS, the BBC gets income from the public, and can ignore wishes of those who provide its income. So when Silver Voices sent me information about their campaign Gum Up the Works, designed to make the BBC ashamed of making over 75s...

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Are you as confused and bemused with lockdown as I am?

Ministry of Silly Walks Is it just me who is confused about lockdown?  Or has Dominic Cummings introduced a new Department. named after the John Cleese sketch? Downing Street doesn't seem to realise what's happening in the real world.  John Lewis, city finance houses,...

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